Borussia Dortmund is one of the biggest and most successful clubs in Germany, and have had significant success in the Bundesliga since being established in 1909. Based out of the city of Dortmund in the North Rhine-Whestphalia region of Germany, they are immediately recognizable due to their unique yellow kits. While BVB has not seen success in the form of trophies too frequently in recent seasons, they are always competing towards the top of the Bundesliga table and are Bayern Munich’s biggest rivals domestically.
The Black and Yellow have won eight league championships, four German Cups, one UEFA Champions League, one UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup and one Intercontinental Cup. The most recent of their league titles came in 2012, as they successfully defended their title win from the previous season as well. Both of those title wins came under Jurgen Klopp, the current Liverpool manager. Klopp is widely regarded as Dortmund’s greatest manager, as not only did he lead Dortmund to two league titles in a row, but the Black and Yellow also saw a number of young players come through their academy as well as from other clubs during this time, to form a very strong, vibrant side. BVB also completed a double in the 2011-12 season, winning the German Cup along with the league title for the first time in their history, and to add the cherry on the cake, they beat their great domestic rivals Bayern Munich 5-2 in the final of the Cup. However, Dortmund was unluckily beaten by Bayern Munich in the final of the Champions League in 2013, and also lost the league title to Bayern that season, who have won every championship since then. The current manager of the side is Lucien Favre, who has also managed Hertha Berlin and Borussia Monchengladbach in the Bundesliga. Under Favre, BVB has been competing for the title, and are currently in a three-way race for the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig.
As stated earlier, Dortmund’s biggest rivalry is with Bayern Munich. This arises from the fact that the two clubs are two of the most successful clubs in Germany, and matches between the two sides are called Der Klassiker, as a reference to El Clasico between Real Madrid and Barcelona in Spain. Another fierce rivalry is with Schalke 04, who are based out of Gelsenkirchen in the Ruhr region of North Rhine-Westphalia, and their games are known as the Revierderby. Borussia Dortmund’s stadium is the magnificent Signal Iduna Park, or Westfalenstadion. Opened in 1974, it is the largest stadium in Germany, with a capacity of 81,365, and is renowned for its atmosphere. Fans are loud and vocal, with stunning choreographies before big games, and like other stadiums in Germany, it also has the capacity for safe standing. Borussia Dortmund matches at this stadium are a sight to behold. Michael Zorc is probably one of the most notable players in Dortmund’s history. He is the longest-serving captain at the club, and he has also won the most trophies as captain, with two league titles, one German Cup, three German Supercups and one UEFA Champions League. Zorc has continued his association with the club since retiring, as he is the club’s current sporting director. He also holds the record for most games played for the Black and Yellow, with 463 matches.
|Season||Location||Average Ticket Price|
|2020||Signal Iduna Park (Westfalenstadion)||£309|
|2019||Signal Iduna Park (Westfalenstadion)||£331|
|2018||Signal Iduna Park (Westfalenstadion)||£309|
|2017||Signal Iduna Park (Westfalenstadion)||£307|
|2016||Signal Iduna Park (Westfalenstadion)||£332|
|2015||Signal Iduna Park (Westfalenstadion)||£292|
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